FC Dallas lost only one of their last four games, but that wasn’t enough to get away from the bottom of the Western Conference standings. They only have two points more than the Vancouver Whitecaps, that’s why they can’t afford to lose.
On the other hand, Los Angeles Galaxy are chasing the Seattle Sounders and Sporting KC at the top of the Western Conference. They’re eager to return to the winning column after losing their last match. Let’s take a look at the latest news, stats, injury reports and the MLS Odds for Los Angeles Galaxy vs FC Dallas. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Los Angeles Galaxy vs FC Dallas
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA
Time: Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: MLS Live on ESPN+
MLS Betting Lines
|Los Angeles Galaxy||-½ -145||-145||3 -115o|
|FC Dallas||+½ +115||+325||3 -115u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 80
- Los Angeles Galaxy Victories: 38 (146 goals)
- FC Dallas Victories: 30 (122 goals)
- Draws: 12
The last time they met, the Los Angeles Galaxy won 2-0 thanks to a couple of goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Nevertheless, FC Dallas is 6-1-3 in their last 10 meetings, winning four of the last five. During that span, Dallas finished with a clean sheet three times and failed to score twice.
Dallas won in two of their last three visits to Dignity Health Sports Park. The two sides haven’t drawn 0-0 since 2016. That game was also in Carson.
Why bet on LA Galaxy?
The Los Angeles Galaxy suffered a tough 2-0 loss in their last match against Sporting KC. Nevertheless, they remain in third place with 21 points thanks to a 7-0-4 record. Curiously enough, they’re the only team in the league that hasn’t drawn a single game.
Despite not scoring against Sporting KC, LA is the third-highest scoring team in the Western Conference with 17 goals. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored 10 of those goals, allowing him to lead the league’s scoring chart.
Hernandez didn’t start against Sporting KC as a precautionary measure due to a calf issue. He should be ready to go from the start this Wednesday.
Defensively, they’ve improved over their last four games. Yes, they allowed at least one goal in each one of them, but two games were on the road. Also, Sporting KC, the top scoring team in the league, didn’t score until the 80th minute.
Los Angeles is 4-0-2 when playing at home, 4-2 against the spread and 1-4-1 over/under.
Center back Sega Coulibaly is questionable due to injury. He left the game against Sporting KC in the first half with a muscular injury. Their expected lineup is Jonathan Bond; Julian Araujo, Adam Saldana, Nick DePuy, Jorge Villafana; Kevin Cabral, Jonathan dos Santos, Samuel Grandsir, Sebastian Lletget; Efrain Alvarez, Javier Hernandez.
Why Bet on FC Dallas?
FC Dallas deserves to be the sports betting underdog here. They sit in 12th place with 11 points thanks to a 2-5-4 record. They lost only two of their last six games, but they need to start winning. Most recently, they drew 2-2 against the last-place Vancouver Whitecaps.
“We’re picking up points at home but it’s not up to our standards. We have our backs against the wall and it’s now or never to do better against the LA Galaxy. In a short amount of time we have to regroup,” said head coach Luis Gonzalez after their last game.
A loss to the Galaxy plus a Whitecaps victory over Real Salt Lake would send Dallas to the bottom of the conference. Overall, they’ve allowed 17 goals, same as LA. Offensively, they’ve scored 13 goals. Ricardo Pepi leads the team with five goals.
Dallas hasn’t earned a single point on the road, where it is 0-0-4. They also are 0-4 against the spread and 1-2-1 over/under.
No major injuries to report here. Midfielder Brandon Servania could make his season debut after returning from a loan in Austria. Their expected lineup is Jimmy Maurer; Justin Che, Matheus Bressanelli, Nkosi Burgess, John Nelson; Facundo Quignon, Bryan Acosta, Jader Obrian, Jesus Ferreira, Ryan Hollingshead; Ricardo Pepi.
Final Analysis, Predictions
Both are in a must-win situation, with Los Angeles Galaxy fighting to keep pace at the top while FC Dallas is trying to avoid last place. That’s why you can expect a fast-paced match with plenty of goals. Both scored at least two goals in two of their last three matches.
With Hernandez at 100 percent, LA should take the reins from the start. FC Dallas will be ready to counterattack when possible. Don’t forget to check the Soccer Props to increase your winning chances. Take a shot on the correct score, half time/full time winner, and more.
Score Prediction: Los Angeles Galaxy 2, FC Dallas 1